Hello, lovely people! I have officially been living in my camper, Walden, for two weeks. It still feels a bit like a dream. Every time I come home or sit outside or even just sitting inside with the windows open, enjoying the breeze, I can’t help but smile. This is mine. This is my dream coming true right in front of me. It’s some crazy good motivation to keep working. I can almost taste the fruits of my labor.
The past two weeks have been an adjustment period for Bronson but I am proud to say he is doing just fine. It took him a while to figure out his ramp. He didn’t like it at first and wouldn’t use it unless he was walked up it. He tried to forgo the ramp at first and just hop straight in the trailer. It didn’t work out to well and he hurt his back leg. He struggled to get around for a couple of days wasn’t a big fan of eating his food or drinking water. I had to hand feed him one day and then the next several he would eat or drink but only outside. Treats were still fair game though! He has since healed, gone back to his normal eating and drinking habits, and mastered his ramp like and old pro. The ability of dogs to adapt will never cease to amaze me.
My dad and my stepmom came out to see Walden in all his glory for Mother’s Day. My dad brought over a little table top grill and made hamburgers. They even left me the grill! Some neighbors were having a cookout as well, so it kind of felt like a block party. Everyone here has been amazingly friendly, kind, and helpful. This is a wonderful community and I feel so grateful to be a part of it.
I had a raccoon show up at my door this week. He seems to be a bit of a fixture around the park, so I’ll probably be naming him soon. I’ve also become a regular of the ferry, even broke down and bought a coupon book. It’s a pretty good deal if you’re going to be taking the ferry multiple times a day. There’s been a lot of buying things for Walden going on. Amazon and Dollar Tree should know me pretty well right about now. My favorite recent purchase has to be between the outdoor chairs and the spare tire cover. On the one hand the chairs because they make it far more comfortable to sit outside for hours. But the spare tire cover has a wolf on it so really, it’s anyone’s game at this point.